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  1. This is something I don't think I have to be worried about. I'm struggling to get to $200. (Goal $300 - which is about what I raised the previous year)


    However, let's say I get lucky and between now and November I get to my goal of $300. If I want to continue to encourage donations - do I increase my goal? Do I say something like - "Let's see how much we can work past this goal?"


    I picked $300 this year because, as I mentioned, it's about what I raised last year. (I'd hoped for $1k last year). I know that psychologically you want your goal to be close enough that people feel they're helping you reach it by donating, but far enough that they don't feel that someone else is going to close the gap. Good strategies? Good stories from previous campaigns?

  2. Last year it was like pulling teeth to get donations from some people who'd expressed interest in my cause or who were even related to me and, therefore, related to the person I'm playing for. So I figured this year I'd try and not hit those people up - let them have a break and maybe ask for donations from them at most every other year.


    What do you guys do? What works best for you?

  3. So far I've done EL twice.


    Last year my biggest donor was someone who liked The Witcher when I was playing and gave me $100.  Might be someone from these forums because I'd announced I was doing a mini-marathon. Or it might be coincidence.


    This year so far my biggest donor was my younger brother who did it because I said I'd do one pushup / $1 donated. I also got a small donation from someone who'd provided a game for me to cover on Youtube for exposure. When I sent him the link to my Youtube vid, he donated. I've been hoping that someone else would donate from my Youtube vids (basically usually an archive of my stream), but no one else so far. I'm gearing up to start adding in an "ad" midway through the video reminding people that I'm at X% and asking them to help me get to the end.

  4. 5 hours ago, gektek said:


    There is no "video source" in OBS Multiplatform. Are you referring to "Media Source"? If so then OBS Multiplatform can not do what you want. The original OBS can however. It is because in Multiplatform the media sources are global and in the original OBS they were not. In the future you will be able to start/stop/restart video media sources in Multiplatform but right now unfortunately you can not. Here is a thread on the OBS forums explaining this... -


    Please let me know if you have any further questions. I love OBS Multiplatform so would be happy to assist.


    Thanks! So helpful and good to know they're working on it!

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  5. Ah, boo! But, I guess it does help protect you because what if this happened:


    I host @Zyaldar because he's playing Undertail. Then I leave and @Zyaldar gets tired of playing and then hosts Strip Poker. Now I'm hosting Strip Poker. And maybe I don't like that because I have built a reputation as a rated G Twither.


    I was stretching a bit there, because I think Twitch already doesn't allow rated M games, but it's teh best reason I could think of for not allowing hosting of hosting.

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  6. Hey guys,


    Posted this on the OBS forums and no response, but I know a lot of you guys use OBS.


    I'm using OBS-MP on Windows and I have an appeal video via video source on one of my scenes. The video starts playing as soon as I launch OBS, whether or not I'm in that scene. (XSplit, by contrast, waits until I go to that scene to start).


    I know one way around it would be to use VLC and window capture, but apart from being clunky, it's more stuff I have to wrangle with while trying to stream. Any settings I can tick to get the video to only start when I go to that scene?

  7. I've been using it for a few months now and I do really like it a LOT. So far it's only lost my video ONCE where something about it glitched out and it couldn't close the file handle on the video file write. Other crashes (of which there have been very few) have at least left me with a file. But this time it couldn't close the file write - which, of course, crashed Windows and wouldn't let it reboot without a hard reset.


    Other than that, thanks to Eric Murphy's info, I've been able to set up browser plugins to have Twitch and Youtube Gaming chat incorporated into the stream:


  8. I'll share my experience with Extra Life commercials that occurred this weekend. Myself and another team member were doing our 24 hour gaming marathon this past weekend (Oct 24th). We both have twitch accounts and were going to provide two streams for viewers to switch between. Anyway, woke up and our first games on the schedule were some yard games for about an hour and a half before the video games started. So while we were streaming the outside games going on, I placed a playlist of extra life commercials/stories that totaled to about an hour of view time (commercial 1, commercial 2, EL story 1, commercial 3, commercial 4, repeat with next story) on my stream with my extra life overlay and a scrolling message stating we would be back in for video games in an hour and a half.

    When we came back in, I noticed my stream was off and I couldn't log in with this nice message in my inbox:

     Your account at was the subject of a Terms of Service suspension for violating the following category: Non-Gaming, Non-Music Content. As a result, we have given you a 24-hour restriction from using the site.

    We were still fortunate enough to have another stream that went very well but it was a shame because I lugged a lot of hardware (40" tv, xbox one/kinect, laptop, over a 3.5 hour drive) that wouldn't be used. Not to mention the planning of the schedule for the streams that went into it. Anyway hopefully my mistake and the OP's info will prevent someone else from losing their stream.

    And yes I appealed it but there was no chance of hearing back within 24 hours on a weekend.

    Good info to have. For me, if you watched the embedded video, it's just a small square I use with games that have long load times. That way I don't need to keep chatting to an empty room while the game loads. I can see where Twitch got upset.

    Here's a suggestion for future - cut together a stream of commercials and old stream gameplay. I'm sure they'd be fine with that.

  9. Hey all,

    Brian Finley has created an amazing donation tracker for Windows and Mac users. Unfortunately, Adobe Air is discontinued on Linux. So I have replicated his work and it's here . Well, replicated is a strong word in that, as of the time I'm posting this, I've only created the outputs I use and I haven't created the donation alert yet as that requires a GUI. And, crucially, I didn't yet create the loop that checks every 30 seconds or so. That'll be the first thing I add - probably tomorrow.

    Anyway, feel free to use it and to participate in my git repo! (It'd be neat to have contributions!) Although I didn't do it for total Raised and goal - for anything else you or I add - let's use the same filenames as Brian Finley did in his so that they could be compatible if you have an OBS MP scene collection you use on both Windows/Mac and Linux.


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